Doctor, why can’t I lose weight and by the way, why do I feel bad?
This is the number one question heard in my office and in doctors’ offices across the United States. There is a strong relationship between weight gain, difficulty losing weight, and discomfort. Candida Albicans, an opportunistic fungus, is often the link between weight gain, feeling sick, and people having trouble losing weight. Focusing on eliminating Candida Albicans from the body rewards the dieter with a sense of well-being and consistent, sustainable, healthy weight loss.
Americans are embracing the low-carb diet for its ability to reduce waist size and weight, even when other diets have failed. The most important benefits of a low-carb diet are often lost in our obsession with weight. Low-carb diets have been used by nutritionists and holistic doctors for decades to control Candida Albicans. The weight loss and sense of well-being that comes with a low-carb diet is primarily associated with managing this serious but often overlooked health condition.
I often see patients in my office who want to lose weight and have tried every diet and pill on the market with little success. During their history, they often reveal a list of symptoms and complaints that they feel are unrelated to their weight problem. These patients do not realize that their weight problem and other complaints are symptoms of a more serious health condition known as systemic Candida Albicans. By focusing on treating the underlying Candida Albicans, my patients are able to lose weight and improve their overall health.
Betty F. he was consulting with me about continued weight gain. It was difficult for him to follow a diet and exercise, in part because he saw such limited results. During his consultation he admitted to having gas, indigestion and fatigue. Her history included birth control pills, antibiotic use, and various yeast infections. Her treatment plan included a low-carbohydrate diet, nutritional supplements, and antifungal herbs. She came back at 4 weeks, she had been able to follow the diet much more easily, she felt more energetic and had no more gas. She was even happier that she was able to lose 9 pounds. She reached her goal of a total weight loss of 22 pounds over the course of 3 months and has been able to maintain it. She now follows a healthy diet and only takes a multinutrient with herbs.
Candida Albicans is an opportunistic yeast that often overwhelms the body after the antibiotic, it can be spread from person to person with the exchange of body fluids and by direct contact. It can be found in the reproductive tract, the mouth, the gastrointestinal tract, and in the blood. There are several common signs of Candida Albicans, including vaginal yeast infections, candidiasis, jock itch, and athlete’s foot. Candida Albicans has been linked to a number of health conditions including; asthma, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, hypoglycemia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), learning disabilities, menstrual problems, migraines, multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome (MCSS), prostatitis, sinus problems, and chest infections urinary tract (UTI).
One of the main secondary problems associated with Candida Albicans is weight gain. Some of the problems associated with losing weight and following a diet are affecting Candida Albicans. A person with systemic Candida Albicans will often crave sugar and simple carbohydrates because this is the main source of nutrients for the yeast. Mood swings and depression are often associated with the rapid change in blood sugar levels caused by yeast. Patients often complain of gas and bloating caused by the fermentation of food in their intestines by naturally gassing yeast, just like in champagne and beer. The fermentation of food in the intestine can also lead to the production of alcohol that is absorbed through the intestine and can cause symptoms of confusion, behavioral disturbance, and difficulty concentrating. Determining if you have Candida Albicans can make a big difference in how easily you can lose weight and keep it off.
Questions to determine if you may have Candida Albicans:
1. Have you used antibiotics in the last 2 years?
2. Do you have gas or bloating?
3. Do you have sugar cravings?
4. Do you have low blood sugar?
5. Do you have a history of vaginal yeast infection, oral yeast infection, athlete’s foot, or jock itch?
6. Does your partner have a history of vaginal yeast infection, oral yeast infection, athlete’s foot, or jock itch?
7. Are you sensitive to odors?
8. Are you sensitive to alcohol?
9. Do you suffer from symptoms that your doctor cannot explain such as; migraines, migraines, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, IBS, menstrual or sinus problems?
10. Do you feel tired all the time?
11. Do you have trouble concentrating?
12. Just not feeling good?
Candia Albicans can be diagnosed by a blood test done by your doctor, although many traditional doctors do not regularly order this test. A major problem with the treatment of Candida Albicans is the little consideration most doctors give to controlling its spread. A recent study showed that 27% of nurses and 33% of doctors have Candida Albicans on their hands in a hospital. You can get a reasonable idea if you have problems with Candida Albicans by answering the questions in the box above. A yes answer to 6 or more questions above, associated with any of the signs or symptoms listed above, is a good indicator that you may have a Candida Albicans problem. Dr. Mark Leder, a New York City chiropractor and nutritionist, says, “I’ve treated thousands of women for weight loss and find that over 75% of them have Candida Albicans. I tell them, do you want to lose weight? Do you want to be healthy? Deal with the Candida problem and everything else will follow.” A low-carb diet is the first step in treating Candida Albicans, but an herbal antifungal is just as important.
When Candida Albicans presents as a yeast infection or athlete’s foot, it will often be treated with medication. Medications can be oral or topical and can be prescription or over-the-counter. The problem with medications is that they are often short-term and don’t get to the root of the problem. To properly reduce the amount of Candida Albicans in the body, the first step is a low-carbohydrate diet. Herbal and nutritional supplements are also key components. Regular intake of natural antifungal supplements gives the body a chance to gently and slowly reduce the amount of Candida Albicans in the body. There are a number of herbal and natural antifungal products available on the market, but the quality and effectiveness vary widely. One of the best products available, only through doctor’s offices, is called RxBotanicals Diet Enhancer, which contains powerful natural herbal relaxants and antifungals. The combination of natural herbal antifungals and relaxants found in RxBotanicals Diet Enhancer reduces the amount of Candida Albicans in the body and makes the dieting experience easier and more successful.
The United States will continue to focus on weight loss associated with low-carbohydrate diets. Nutritionists and doctors will continue to accept the multitude of health benefits associated with a low-carbohydrate diet with herbal remedies and its relationship to the reduction of Candida Albicans in the body.
Questions or comments can be directed to Dr. Steven Zodkoy at 732-308-0099 or [email protected]